Spinach Festival

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road, Lenexa, Kan.

Admission: Free

Parking at City Hall and 95th & Lackman
Free Shuttle Service



A Family Affair

Lenexa was hailed as the “Spinach Capital of the World” during the 1930s. Each year, we celebrate that part of our history with the annual Spinach Festival, a fun, family-oriented event that draws thousands of visitors from all over the area. It’s a fun-filled day of food, music, entertainment, arts and antique vendors. Excitement throughout the day is set in beautifully renovated Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park and includes:
  • A spinach recipe contest. Congratulations to the 2016 winners: Aria Nilson (appetizer, Savory Spinach Mozzarella Scones), Aubrey & Lauren Armour (salad, Underground Spinach Salad), Kaitlyn Groene (entree, Spinach Lasagna Papoosie) and Madison Vanderpool (dessert, Spinach Fetti Funcakes)
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • History exhibits, provided by the Lenexa Historical Society
  • The World's Largest Spinach Salad (150 pounds of fresh, washed spinach!)
  • Kids’ activities, including a baby crawling contest
  • And much more!

One of the main attractions is the Art, Fine Craft and Antique show, featuring a wonderful variety of items such as pottery, fused glass, repurposed furniture and items, jewelry, baskets, wood items, metal garden art, quilts, clothing, doll clothes and accessories, antiques and vintage items.

2016 event maps


Be a Food Vendor

View information on how to be a food vendor at the event.


Staff Contact

Susanne Neely, sneely@lenexa.com, 913-477-7131.


I Like Lenexa appEarn points for checking in via the I Like Lenexa App during the Lenexa Spinach Festival.

2016 Sponsors


Olathe Communities That Care Coalition
Behavioral Health Awareness Alliance

i9 Sports, Alenco, Mainstreet Credit Union
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